Artist Tim White
Even before the age of five, Tim White had chosen his future path in life and had decided that he wanted to be an artist. After leaving school he entered art college in 1968 to further pursue his ambition. Whilst still at art college his first work was published, titled 'Blue Empress' by the 'Splash' poster company in London in 1969. Other black and white works were also used by alternative lifestyle magazines during his college years. The fantasy theme of his work was well established by this time. The majority of work made at this period was almost exclusively in black and white.
Leaving art college in the early 1970s, the artist worked in several advertising studios gaining experience. This included works in full colour. Then in 1974 he received several commissions for interior work from the large format science fiction magazine 'Science Fiction Monthly' published by 'New English Library'. Later that same year he received his first book cover commission from the same publishers for a hardcover science fiction book titled 'Monument' by Lloyd Biggle Jnr.
In 1975 the artist received his first paperback book cover commission for Arthur C. Clarke's 'The Other Side of the Sky' published by 'Corgi Books'. Since that commission the artist has illustrated the covers of hundreds of books on themes of science fiction and fantasy by many well known authors and has had his works published in many countries throughout the world. Aside from paintings and drawings for books, the artist has created work in bronze and made jewellery pieces as well. A small selection of which can be seen in the '3D Gallery'. The artist has also been creative in the computer field, working on in-game graphics for computer games and related conceptual works.
The work of the artist has appeared in and on: magazines, newspapers, tv adverts, cd covers, video covers, trading cards, calendars, postcards, prints, jigsaw puzzles, foil prints, cross stitch kits, decorative mugs, T shirts and decorative spoke guards. Several anthologies of his work have been published. A list of which can be found below.
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